RALEIGH – The fall out from the recently approved congressional maps continues as the two district giveaways to Democrats send incumbent Republicans scrambling to secure their political futures. Congressman Mark Walker is exploring options after now that his 6th District base is gone, and now Congressman George Holding looks keen to explore alternatives to his new district as well.
From the News & Observer:
“[…] But Holding, whose Republican-leaning U.S. House district was redrawn into a Democratic-leaning one, will not challenge a sitting GOP colleague in 2020, he told The News & Observer on Wednesday.
“The districts around me are very ably represented. I wouldn’t run against a colleague in one of my neighboring districts,” said Holding, a Raleigh Republican in his fourth term in Congress. […]
Holding did not rule out a Senate run. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, said he would not run for another term. Holding also said the Triangle could add another House seat in 2022 when the congressional map will be redrawn again after the Census.
North Carolina is expected to gain a 14th U.S. House seat after the Census.
“So that’s another thing to look at,” he said. […]”
So, at the very least, it looks like Holding will be hanging it up for a couple years as the new landscape takes form.
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